Peskov: Russia negative about EU sanctions on Skripal case

Peskov: Russia negative about EU sanctions on Skripal case

The Kremlin does not support the EU’s decision to introduce sanctions against Russia, namely due to the Skripal incident. "It is negative," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

In response to a question informing that the EU is planning to introduce sanctions against several people, including Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, accused of an attempt on the life of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian presidential spokesman stressed that "they are suspected without any basis, there has been no proof so far."

"We are all familiar with the infamous photographs of these two citizens in the UK. But at the same time, there are many photos of Russian citizens in the UK, and they do not serve as direct proof," he noted.

"We are not aware of any more substantive and specific proof, which is why we have a negative reaction to such decisions," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.

The Kremlin spokesman stressed that the UK did not provide Russia with any proof concerning the incident. "In this case, the situation has not changed, in our opinion," he concluded.